Hall, James C. (of OH)

Born: 1812-11-20 Cincinnati, Ohio

Died: 1868-11-13 Toledo, Ohio

Flourished: 1812 to 1868 Ohio

James C. Hall, merchant and public official, was an early president of the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce. He served as a postmaster of Cincinnati between 1849 and 1853, beginning as a deputy under his father-in-law and assuming the main role in 1852. Hall was a director of the Ohio & Mississippi Railroad and subsequently president of the eastern division of the railroad between 1854 and 1855. He moved permanently to Toledo in 1859 and the following year his real estate holdings were valued at $300,000. In 1863 Hall was elected to the Ohio Senate and served until his death. He married Harriet Oliver in 1835 and was survived by two children from this marriage.

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